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'The Power of Self-Transformation with Alessandra Oram': a master class to celebrate International Yoga Day

foto 2023vi fzenThe Office of Tourism of the Consell de Formentera, in collaboration with Puro Bienestar, is pleased to report that the island will celebrate International Yoga Day with a master class from Alessandra Oram on 21 June. Oram, a yoga instructor, specialises in Navakarana Vinyāsa, with which she will offer "a unique journey of transformation."

"The Power of Self-Transformation with Alessandra Oram" will be held on the terrace of the Fishermen's Guild (Confraria de Pescadors) in the port of La Savina, 21 June at 7.30pm. Interested parties can consult all the information and register on https://formenterazen.es/dia-internacional-del-yoga/.

This is a charitable initiative: all proceeds from the symbolic registration fee of €10 will go to Save Posidonia Project, a pioneering effort to promote sustainable tourism on Formentera and safeguard posidonia seagrass through several lines of action.

Alessandra Oram is the first instructor to practise Navakarana Vinyāsa in Spain and one of the few professionals to practise it in Europe. This new and dynamic form of yoga constitutes a comforting practice adapted to all levels, and allows followers to gain awareness, strength and flexibility.

This limited-capacity event is backed by the Office of Tourism of the Consell de Formentera and Puro Bienestar, and benefits from the collaboration of Trasmapi and Port Authority of the Balearic Islands.

9 June 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Local artists will once again ignite Formentera's summer nights with live music

Today the Office of Culture of the Consell de Formentera presented the summer 2023 programme of Music in the Squares (Música a les Places). Styles like world music, Latin music, blues, soul, rock, heavy metal and jazz will once again electrify the air in the squares of Sant Ferran, Es Pujols and Sant Francesc and La Savina's waterfront promenade.

As Vanessa Parellada, acting culture councillor, explained, "just as we've done before, we'll liven up the summer nights by bringing the music of local artists to residents and visitors. Four times a week varying public spaces on the island will become the perfect backdrop for open-air enjoyment".

La Savina
Mondays in La Savina are all about Mondays at the Port (Dilluns al Port). From 10.00pm, 19 June to 11 September, live musical performances will set the promenade abuzz.

Es Pujols
Plaça d'Europa in Es Pujols will host World Music, with an appearance from one of the series' veterans: Antena Libre. Performances will start at 10.00pm every Thursday, 15 June to 26 October, pausing in August.

Sant Ferran
Fridays from 10.00pm, 16 June to 22 September, Plaça de l'Església in Sant Ferran, too, will welcome the return of a Formentera summer classic: Live Music (Música en Viu). All summer long, the Formentera Musical Association will take the lead livening up this square.

Sant Francesc
Saturdays from 10.00pm in the Plaça de la Constitució, the legendary Jazz in the Square (Jazz a la Plaça) will see concerts from Formentera's favourite jazz band. Shows are scheduled every Saturday 17 June to 23 September (except for the week of 16-23 July, when the performance happens on Sunday, and Saturday 5 August, when the series takes a break).

This musical initiative, fruit of an agreement between the Consell de Formentera and Estrella Galicia, benefits from the collaboration of Jazz & Co, Formentera Musical Association, Antena Libre, Residents' Association of La Savina and Port Authority of the Balearic Islands.

7 June 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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Formentera Jazz Festival presents complete 1–4 June programme

cartell 2023v FJFThe Office of Culture and Office of Tourism of the Consell de Formentera are pleased to report that the Formentera Jazz Festival will celebrate its 11th year from 1 to 4 June, with ground zero of the 2023 programme Plaça de la Constitució in Sant Francesc. When organisers first launched FJF with backing from the Consell de Formentera in 2015, they imagined the event as open musical encounter in the world of jazz and dreamed of showcasing various genres and backgrounds and drawing residents and tourists alike.

Alejandra Ferrer, vice president and tourism councillor, encouraged all of Formentera, and visitors too, to enjoy this free festival. Meanwhile, Vanessa Parellada, culture councillor, underscored FJF's "undisputed position as purveyors of quality music that brings musical culture to everyone".

FJF director Maxwell Wright shared his satisfaction with the final programme of world-class artists, who will offer a unique and unforgettable musical experience.

The festival kick-off happens Thursday 1 June at 8.30pm in Molí de Sal with a performance from Ana Rossi Trio. Advance bookings are required as seating is limited. Please call 971187491. Friday and Saturday, the two central days of the festival, Sant Francesc's Plaça de la Constitució will be the scene of performances from Alejandro Delange, Monkeyd Doo, Oscuro, Duquende, Ay Trick and Sonido Tupinamba. FJF's closing event comes Sunday 4 June, with a jam-session at Chezz Gerdi in Es Pujols. Also on Sunday, at 5.00pm, all are invited to join a symbol of organisers' sought-after sustainability: a plastics cleanup of the beach in Es Pujols.

Complete information about FJF 2023 can be found at www.formenterajazzfestival.info.

16 May 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Formentera is promoted at Expovacaciones travel expo in Bilbao

foto 2023v expovacas AToday through Sunday 7 May, the Office of Tourism of the Consell de Formentera will promote the island at the Expovacaciones travel expo in Bilbao. "Easy, direct connections and the hankering of travellers in northern Spain for beach destinations that contrast with their local offer" were behind what Carlos Bernús, the island's marketing chief, described as the "enormous amount of interest received by Formentera at the expo".

Visitors to Formentera's stand see the best of local gastronomy and can even take part in wine tastings. Nature trails and birdwatching routes are promoted too, not to mention all the activities that can be carried out on the island outside the high season, which can be consulted on the May activities poster on the Office of Tourism website. Media outlets like Onda Vasca, a radio station, and local television in Bilbao will also broadcast the island's offer.

Additional marketing operations are being carried out this week on Formentera. A team of journalists from the magazine Telva and the Destinos supplement in El Periódico de Catalunya, "who want to see in situ the opportunities that Formentera offers visitors in the low season", added Bernús. On Sunday, the "Gente Viajera" programme will be broadcast live to the listeners of national broadcaster Onda Cero.

5 May 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Formentera stages first-ever tourist guide course

foto 2023v curs guia turisticThe Office of Tourism of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to report that a training course for the tourism sector in which 27 people have enrolled has started this week. The course prepares participants to take the exams to obtain accreditation as tourist guides in the Balearic Islands. This is the first time that the course is held on Formentera and it has been tailored for participants who are not seeking accreditation, but who wish to improve their general knowledge of Formentera to better support the island's visitors.

Alejandra Ferrer, vice president and tourism councillor, shared her satisfaction that "for the first time we can offer this Formentera-specific training and thus have guides offering quality care to visitors and achieving employment".

Employers and workers can also take a module of general knowledge and obtain a Consell de Formentera-issued certificate that will help holders apply for benefits, take part in promotions on the Office of Tourism website, and be considered for recruitment in marketing activities. This course will take place afternoons in May and can be taken in person or online.

Exams for official guides of the Balearic Islands will be held 30 May. Twenty-one people have applied.

5 May 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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